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Checkers Resort & Conference Centre
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Terrey Hills
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Excellent clean room, good pool area, good dining area for breakfast, good service. Only problem was the bed and the front rooms were noisy from Mona Vale Road. Ask for the back rooms. All up would go back again to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for the back rooms away from the main road
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

my husband my teenage daughter and I stayed for 3 nights. we got 2 king beds. fairly large room with 2 comfortable chairs. lovely surrounding garden, quiet vicinity. gym times were restricted for us as public used it as well. shower screen was very small and water was spilling out. had to be careful while showering. simple room and quite comfortable and served our purpose.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

We have used this resort for a number of business functions/all day conferences as we have a number of staff who fly in from interstate and this resort is near our Head Office
Whilst there is an issue with no lift if you can book one of the ground floor rooms that have been renovated they are great. Comfy beds, good size TV, great bathrooms, and parking onsite.
The breakfast is very basic and the lunch is adequate for a business function. We dont eat here for dinner as we usually head into Dee Why or Manly which are a 15 - 20 minute drive away and eat on the esplanade there which is beautiful
Staff are helpful and found us additional wine glasses and ice for a late night debrief

Room Tip: get a ground floor room as no lift
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

Friends were getting married at a nearby function centre and Checkers was just a short distance away and very convenient so, despite the mixed reviews we decided to book a "newly renovated spacious room".

Upon arrival it was obvious that renovations had been taking place with dirty dusty carpets in the hallways and spots of paint and other evidence of building. Of course the smell of renovations was evident although not in the room. It is advertised as a "spacious room" and while the decor and fittings including the carpet were obviously new, spacious was not a word I would have used. Same size as an ordinary motel room and in fact smaller than many we've stayed in. The bathroom was adequate although not overly big, but the soap holder in the shower recess was falling off the wall. The bathroom itself is up a small 2 inch step from the main room floor level and is hard to see in the dark. Someone is going to miss the step and fall is my guess.

The very small refrigerator is in a cupboard and contained 2 wrapped glasses... not that a mini bar is an essential but at least a jug of cold water would be nice instead of a half empty ice container. Not even a couple of those long life milk sachets.

What is it with Australian motels and their towels not much bigger than a face-washer? I know this resort has it's own laundry so why not provide decent size towels. And speaking of which, why not an extra towel for the ladies who want to wash their hair? It's not that hard to go that extra little bit to make a stay above an ordinary motel.

We noticed they had provided a spray can of mosquito repellent. You are gonna need it! The buzzing of mosquitoes almost kept us awake all night. Just the thought of them makes sleep uneasy... and we have stayed at all levels of accommodation in most of Asia and India so we have slept under nets but you don't expect the annoying things in a so-called up-market Australian resort.

We didn't use the in-room Internet connection which is not free. This is another rip-off that Australian hotels and motels insist on regardless that most hotels in SE Asia provide free WiFi.

For our purpose the location was fine but the experience was very disappointing and with a bit of attention Checkers could be so much more. The surrounding sites are spectacular and Checkers should be an ideal base if they can get their act together.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

Spent a couple of nights in a open-plan room with 2 queen beds - quite spacious - even wehen we added in the port-a-cot. Looks like its had a recent refurb so fabrics etc are quite smart & the bathroom well laid out. Didn't use other facilities but saw people using the pool near our room which appeared to have a spa as well. Bit tricky accessing property if coming from Palm Beach, Newport way along Mona Vale Road but this is only minor concern. Quiet spot - no noise from Mona Vale Road traffic. Apparently the fruit & veg barn just up the road a couple of doors is pretty terrific!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2010

Hosted a Dinner for 80 well travelled people at Checkers last night. Staff were courteous and attentive nothing was too much trouble. The food was great, everyone remarked on the presentation and the generous amount. 11 Couples stayed over and were impressed with the cleanliness and decor of their very generous rooms. The refurb is not quite finished but the comment of one of our party who had stayed here before was "I wouldn't have believed it was the same place". Value for money, will be even better when the refurb finishes. Well done and many thanks from the BMW Club.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 April 2009

I decided to stay even though most of the other reviews were disturbing. I had heard about the deluxe rooms and new refurbishments of the whole resort so gave it one try. To our absolute surprise it was wonderful and how good was the value it was so cheap for the style of the room which was as good as most 5 star hotels in Sydney. Our room had a bath and huge bathrooms, plasma tv , delightful decor that was modern and clean and fresh. Cosy romantic and quiet and this was just what I was looking for to spend a birthday night away from home. Food was good and huge portions. Staff helpful and friendly nothing was a problem for them to answer and if they did not know they did all they could to help. I loved my nights stay and would recommend this resort to anyone coming to stay on the Northern Beaches or if you live on the Northern Beaches and just wanted a night away from home then this was perfect and really affordable.
We had breakfast which was continental ( freshly made yoghurt, canned fruit, a good selection of bread and cereals and the restaurant smelled of freshly brewed coffee and excellent selection of teas, this was a delight with the free newspaper. The restaurant area was stunning and new. Loved it so much a night there later this year will definately be on the cards. Perhaps a game of tennis next time or maybe a sauna but I will report on those when I use them this time was for us to have a night away from teenagers alone. We will be back

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Checkers Resort & Conference Centre

Address: 331 Mona Vale Rd, Terrey Hills, Warringah, New South Wales 2084, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Warringah > Terrey Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Terrey Hills
Price Range: £78 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Checkers Resort & Conference Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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